PBS / Latino Public Broadcasting.
Beth Miranda Botshon, field producer.
Kim Connell, director, editor.
In this spirited coming-of-age documentary, Latino high school students compete to be the state champion Mariachi band while experiencing the trials and triumphs shared by all American teens. From nerve-racking band auditions to the thrill of the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in San Antonio, graduation and beyond, Mariachi High provides much-needed affirmative screen time for teens who are inspired by cultural pride and striving for excellence. High school never sounded so good.